of Valrico / Circa Fishhawk

Policies & Procedures

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academy is open to you, the parent, any time your child is present in the school. For the safety of all children, we do request that you make your presence known to the person in charge, and cooperate in not disrupting the Center´s program.

Parents are welcome to eat breakfast or lunch with their childrens classroom. 

Children Served
Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies are open to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old without discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, religion, race, color, sex, mental or physical disabilities.

Hours of Operation
Hours of operation for Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies are Monday through Friday from 6:00 am - 6:30 pm, 12 months a year.
Standard Holidays observed by Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academy are: New Year`s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.


New Year´s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Kids ´R´ Kids Centers are licensed for specific hours of operation, early arrival and late pick-up cannot be allowed.

If children are left at the Center after closing time and no word is received from the parent(s), or an emergency contact cannot be reached, authorities will be contacted.

After the Center´s licensed closing time, A late fee equivalent to $1 per minute with a $10 minimum will be billed to your account.


Forms
Upon enrollment, your child(ren) will need The Fl. Certificate of Immunization and The Fl. School Entry Health Exam Form along with required Kids `R´ Kids forms.


Nutrition
Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are available at Kids ´R´ Kids Centers.


For bottle-fed children, parents must provide prepared formula, placed in bottles.  All bottles and infant items should be marked with the child´s first and last name and date.

Weekly menus for children on table food are available for review in each classroom and cafe.

Please see the Director for information regarding special diets and allergies.

Fees
Tuition is due on Friday for the upcoming week. A late charge of $10 will be billed to account for all accounts not paid by Tuesday morning.


Medication
All prescribed medication must be left at the front desk with the manager in charge. A medication form must be filled out completely and signed by the parent or guardian before any medication can be given.

Medications must be in the original container and labeled as follows: child´s name; current date; dosage; times to be given, expiration date; and any other special instructions. Item must be placed in a small ziplock bag with child`s name on it.

Any non-prescription medication must have a signed, dated note from the child´s doctor stating the name of the child to receive the medication, name of the medication, amount to be given; times to be given; length of time to be given and any other special instructions. All items must be placed in a small ziplock bag with child`s name on it.

Medications will only be dispensed by the person or persons designated by the Franchisee or Director of the Center.

(The director will inform you of any Center specific policies that cover medications.)

Medical Emergency
If a child becomes ill, injured, or has an adverse reaction to prescribed medication while at the Center, the parent(s) or emergency contact person will be notified immediately.

If it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention for a child, the child will be transported to the designated medical facility. * The child´s vehicle and emergency medical permission forms, as well as the health information file, will accompany the child.

Transportation (To and From Local School)
Transportation is provided to and from Lithia Springs, Alafia, Cimino, Bevis,  Fishawk Creek, Stowers, Boyette Springs and Foundation Academy Elementary Schools.

Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up to date.

Your child must be at Kids R Kids by 7am to be transportation to their elementary school.

If your child will not be picked up by Kids R Kids from school at the end of the school day, you must notify Kids R Kids by 12 noon or a $15 wait fee will be charged to your account.


Transportation (Field Trips)
Field Trip Permission Forms must be signed and dated for each field trip.

Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up to date.

Children going on field trips must wear a school provided  Kids ´R´ Kids T-shirt.

Internet Access
Internet access to your child´s classroom is by password only. By enrolling your child at Kids ´R´ Kids you consent that your child(ren) may also be seen on the Internet by other persons viewing with passwords.

Severe Weather, Fire or Emergency Situations

In the event a hurricane, tropical storm, or similar situation arises; Kids R Kids will follow the lead of Hillsborough County School System. If public schools announce a closing then we will be closed. However, please call Kids R Kids or visit our website, www.krkvalrico.com  to confirm the closing on the morning of the situation. Closing updates will be posted starting at 8am and updated periodically during the day. There is no discounted rate for unplanned school closings due to circumstances beyond our control. Should County Schools remain closed for an extended period of time, due to other circumstances (down trees, flooding, shelter evacuation assistance) and Kids R Kids is able to provide services (with an evacuation site in place for the children); we will do our best to open. Please be aware, our Emergency Evacuation site is Lithia Springs Elementary School and if they are closed, we must rely on an alternate available site. In the interest and the safety of all our children, families and staff, we must consider all aspects before we make our decision. We will NOT open our school without an evacuation site in place.


The Center is equipped with a weather band radio, a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted according to state and county regulations or every 30 days.

If there is an emergency situation and it becomes necessary to close the Center, parents will be notified to make arrangements for early pickup.

If there is inclement weather and it is determined that the Center will not open, parents will be instructed by the Center as to TV or radio stations providing closing information.

If an emergency situation develops and it is determined that the building or premises are unsafe, your child(ren) will be transported to a safe location.

Parents will be notified of the situation and you will be required to pickup your child(ren) as soon as possible.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
In our effort to provide a safe, healthy environment for each child to grow and develop, we maintain a Center free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited in the building or anywhere on the grounds by Center staff, parents, or anyone visiting the Center.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited during any outing or field trip, as well as, on any vehicle used by the Center to transport your child(ren).

Discipline
At Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies we use a method of ´redirection´ to guide your child(ren) toward appropriate behavior. If a child is engaged in behavior not conducive to a safe and happy learning environment, the teacher will ´redirect´ the child toward appropriate behavior. (The use of physical punishment or harsh language is prohibited.)

Parents or guardians are required to abide by the Kids ´R´ Kids Discipline Policy any time they are on Center property.

Dismissal Policy
The staff will work with each child to fulfill the needs of that child, and every effort will be made to provide a positive learning experience. Special needs will be accommodated when possible.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies reserves the right to ask parents to make alternative arrangements for care if it is determined that a child´s needs cannot be met, or the child has not adjusted to group care provided by the Center. In the event behavior becomes disruptive to the program or becomes a problem that poses an unsafe situation for the child or other children in the class, alternative arrangements will be required.

If you, as a parent, are uncooperative in completing and returning forms, fail to pay your tuition on time, fail to follow any state or county regulations, or fail to follow any Kids ´R´ Kids Policy or Procedure, it may be necessary to dismiss your child(ren) from the Center.

The Parent`s Role

The relationship between parents and Center staff is vital to the success of a child´s experience. A partnership must be formed the first day, with open communication and understanding that the development and growth of the child is our top priority.

Parents can assist and help ensure a smooth transition by doing the following:

Sign children in and out at the front desk and then escort them to their designated class Have all forms completed promptly Update forms, as needed, when changes occur (i.e. new phone number,address, etc.) Keep staff informed of special needs or changes that might affect your child´s behavior Notify the Center if your child is ill. Do not bring an ill child to the Center Notify the Center if your child will be absent Notify the Center if you will be later than usual picking up your child Provide a change of clothes marked with your child´s name (Center is not responsible for lost clothing) Children should be dressed properly for the weather and play Do not allow children to bring toys Participate in the Center´s special activities Attend scheduled parent meetings and conferences Ask questions and address concerns as they arise.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies reserves the right to change or revise any policies, procedures, or tuitions/fee schedules when deemed necessary. Written notification will be provided to parents.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academy is referred to as Kids ´R´ Kids, Kids ´R´ Kids Centers, Center(s) and School(s).

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